Biography - By Ammetoje
Name : Lebron James
Date of Birth : December 30, 1984
Place of Birth : Akron, Ohio
Current Age : 31
Before He Was in the NBA
LeBron Raymone James is considered to be the best basketball player in the world and is one of the best athletes on the planet. However, what was his life before he was in the NBA? Lebron James was born on December 30, 1984 in Ohio. His mother, Gloria James raised him at only the age of 16. His father was an ex-prisoner who bailed on them because he wasn't interested in having a kid. Lebron showed many basketball skills at an early age. His mother got him a toy hoop when he was young and Lebron would spend hours a day playing with it joyfully. He also was very tall and strong which helped him with the sport. Lebron James had a tough childhood growing up with only a couple friends. His mother battled many problems while raising Lebron. Some of these problems were brought from her mothers death. Despite his mothers struggles, she worked hard to protect Lebron from poverty, violence, and the streets. When Lebron was two, Gloria started dating Eddie Jackson who was in and out of trouble. Lebron liked having a father figure around but Jackson was sent to jail for drug trafficking and mortgage fraud. Lebron's brothers Terry and Curt, had to step up and help out. Lebron played wide receiver as a child and scored 19 touchdowns in 6 games in his first year of pee wee football. He was coached by Frankie walker who had a big influence on his life. One major problem was that Lebron had not been attending school so Walker talked to Lebron's mother and they decided it would be best if Lebron would live with him and his family for some time.
Lebron liked the Walkers and enjoyed living with them. As a fifth grader he even won the attendance award. Walker also teached Lebron how to shoot with his left hand. While attending St. Marys, Lebron was awarded with national high school player of the year in 2003. He was named the parade high school boys basketball player of the year as a junior and also a senior. He also was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in his junior and senior years. Lebron James led his high school team to three state championships. He was then named Mr. Basketball by the Ohio state. His high school totals added up to 2657 points, 892 rebounds, and 523 assists at St. Mary. Lebron excelled by winning the MVP of the McDonalds all-American game, the EA sports roundball classic and the Jordan Capital Classic. After that, LeBron got a scholarship for football but decided to stay in basketball and got drafted to the NBA. Lebron James showed growth mindset by not giving up on his dreams even when him/his loved ones were struggling.